Supporting freelance performing artists

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, is the voice of the UK’s self-employed population who make up one in seven people working today. We have teamed up with Spotlight to ensure performing artists are protected, supported and represented along with our current 74,000 other self-employed members.

Success behind the scenes, makes the glory

The IPSE membership exists to help to push your career to its full potential, with offers and information tailored for you, representation in government policy-making and of course, help when something goes wrong. Take a look at all the benefits available for just £64 a year.

Membership benefits



As one of the UK's 4.8 million self-employed people, you're used to going it alone and being your own boss. And at IPSE, we really understand what that involves; after all, our founders were all self-employed too.

We know that sometimes, being your own boss can be difficult: that’s why we’re here to help. We provide our members with expert advice and support to help you not only protect your livelihood, but also grow and develop your business.

Have questions? Give IPSE a call today at 020 8897 9970 and let us know you're with Spotlight.

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Everything we do at Spotlight helps talented performers find work. Whether we're developing new tools for each stage of the casting process or running events to connect professionals working in all areas of the industry, at Spotlight we are constantly developing new ways to support performers at every stage of their career.

But we also understand that many of our members are self-employed or have their own company and running your business can be time consuming and get in the way of what you really want to do - perform. That's why we've decided to team up with IPSE. 

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